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C25K W6D1

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It is so humid and sticky today and I could tell how much that affected my breathing...it felt like all I was sucking in was steam from a hot shower! Trust me I need one of those now, just not hot! LOL!

Here's how today went
1-5 w/u walk @ 4.0
5-10 run @ 5.8
10-13 walk @4.0
13-21 run @ 5.8
21-24 walk @ 4.0
24-29 run @ 5.8 (2.48 miles)
29-34 c/d walk @ 4.0(2.80 miles)

Avg hr 149, Max hr 169, Calories 289

Couple days off of training then on to 10 min runs Friday!

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NEWNAC304 6/22/2010 4:26PM

    Kudos to you for even getting out there and exercising! I do mine inside, especially in this heat. Good luck!

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MSJUCY1 6/22/2010 3:29PM

    Keep up the great work! I loved the c25k program! Good luck!

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June Goals...Week 3 Progress

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This week brought its share of challenges! I had to switch my usual off day due to being sick, a family open house where junk food was in abundance and a Father's Day packed full of activity! I'm proud to say that I took each day and made it the best it could be!

Huge victory was all mine Saturday as I avoided ALL temptation at the open house even with everyone around me chowing on chocolate something! Sunday was the first day since the beginning of the month that I did not hit my daily calorie burned goal! I'm okay with it though because despite having a packed day I made sure to get in my training run!

Here's what the weeks calories burned looked like:

June 15: 688
June 16: Off Day (sick)
June 17: 615
June 18: 662
June 19: 586
June 20: 365
June 21: 598

CI June 15 - June 21: 9016 Calories
Differential June 15 - June 21: 6097 Calorie Deficit
Weekly Weight loss: Wednesday June 22 ~ -Will update with weekly info tomorrow!

Numbers this week were not quite as high/low as the previous weeks, but I guess that's to be expected with busy days.... I still hit 3500 calories burned for the week!

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    WTG on your calories burned!

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C25K W5D3...Are you Mental?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Realization hit early this morning that today's run was going to take some serious determination! For hours I continued to doubt that I could dig deep enough and finally just decided it's now or never! The longer I sat and tried to prepare the more I feared... I just had to quit thinking and "Just do it"!

Stats today are simple:

1-5 Walk w/u @ 4.0
5-25 Run @ 5.8
25-30 Walk c/d @ 4.0

Avg hr 155, Max hr, 175, Calories burned, 285 (WTH, that's it?) Miles, (WTH again, I didn't even look..are you kidding) emoticon

Today I discovered just how Mental I am!!! Then entire run was constant self chatter, thoughts never ending of "you can't make it" quickly turning to "you know you can" ! I pictured every possible thing you can think of... including the chocolate cake at the Open House yesterday that I was determined NOT to eat! Telling myself that if you defeated that challenge there is absolutely NO reason that you can not dig deep enough to conquer the one you're facing now! 20 minutes is a long time to have "Battle of the Brain" let me tell ya! There were so many times that I wanted to hit pause and take a break, more than once I almost lowered my speed, but something, somewhere made me keep running...maybe it was knowing I had to write this blog!

I never stopped, I never slowed down....I ran for 20 minutes! emoticon

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PSFITMOMMY413 6/20/2010 6:06PM

    Way to go!

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NEWNAC304 6/20/2010 2:22PM

    Awesome job!

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WINKERDINK 6/20/2010 12:46PM

    emoticonYou are amazing! I had no doubt you would do it!
emoticon emoticonTake that, cake! Dawn's a runner! emoticon

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DANCEROFEGYPT 6/20/2010 12:46PM

    You are amazing! I have made it to Week 5 and had the same mental issues! The furthest I've been able to make it in this program is Week 7 and there I stay. So I just restart it and see if over time I'll be able to budge past that mysterious number 7 LOL. Have to remember once upon a time I didn't run at all. Making it to any week is an accomplishment through and through.

Keep going. Its worth it. And you have shown the world you can do it!

DOE emoticon

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GOROSIEO 6/20/2010 12:41PM

    YAAAAAAAY! I know what an accomplishment this because I did it last year and also dug deep. Now you can conquer the world!

Also-love the "Battle of the Brain". I'm constantly battling. You need to read blog from Slowest Loser Team. He talks about "I" and "self" (think that's it). Like we are two beings.

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DEFIB64 6/20/2010 12:40PM

    Congrats on completing..assume you are doing the run on the treadmill? I find now that I am loving being outdoors running, even though a month ago, unless it was completely dark out (didn't want anyone to see me run), I decided, what the hell...why should I care about what ppl think...I am out there doing it and that is all that matters..
The treadmill in my basement does get used but only on those days that it is too damn hot out or pouring down rain....am wanting to run 4-5 times a week now but will slowly work my way up to it!
Good luck and keep up the good work..you can do it!! emoticon

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EPOLLEY06 6/20/2010 12:38PM

    Congrats! That's fantastic!!! Keep the battle up! You can do it!!!!

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SHARONMANC 6/20/2010 12:37PM

    Congrats, I am on week 4 and i have those conversations with myself, My friends keeps tellign me it is mind over matter, half the battle is mental, and I sure am that lol. Your doing amazing.

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C25K W5D2

Friday, June 18, 2010

For some reason I just had an "itch" to get up and run today, weird because early morning exercise is not the norm for me!

I laced them up and hit the treadmill...knowing full well that I could conquer the 8 minutes as I had already done it the previous days training! Once I got going though I started to get "bored" and was just wishing that the 8 minutes would end, watching the seconds and minutes tick off the timer! Now you might be thinking that it sounds like this was an easy training day, but those thoughts actually made the intervals much harder!

Here's how today went
1-5 Walk w/u @ 4.0
5-13 Run @ 5.8
13-18 Walk @ 4.0
18-26 Run @ 5.8
26-30 Walk c/d @4.0 (2.48 miles)
30-33 Run @ 5.8 (2.77 miles)
33-38 Walk @ 4.0 ( 5K reached 37:57)

Avg hr 151, Max hr 170, Calories burned 340 ( FMI: 267 calories at training end w/ C/D)

W5D3 coming Sunday! 20 min run is gonna take some mental prep, but then again you know how it goes... if you can run 8, you can run 20!

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ITISSPARKTIME 6/18/2010 3:56PM


Glad I read your blog, now it makes me excited to tackle it after work!

You are doing awesome! Thanks so much for going back to week 1 and restarting the program with me. I won't leave ya hanging partner! emoticon

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WINKERDINK 6/18/2010 10:16AM

    You are emoticon emoticon
You can do the 20, no sweat! Well, probably lots of emoticon

Roflmao! Really need a knee slapping emoticon!

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Weekend Challenge #7...BULLSEYE

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This weekend we're going to be letting arrows fly Pixies! Rather than allowing them to wander aimlessly, we'll be aiming at grouping them together, focusing on a target and hitting the BULLSEYE!

This Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY!

*White Ring - 8 glasses water daily = 1 pt
*Blk Ring - 45 minutes Planned Cardio daily = 2 pts
*Blue Ring - Stay within nutrition range daily = 3 pts
*Red Ring - Post to the Forest something inspirational, supportive, positive or motivational daily = 4 pts

"BULLSEYE" Yellow Ring = Max points of all other rings(white-red) earn 10 pt bonus daily
Total Possible daily points 20

Get a "BULLSEYE" (20 pts max) all 5 days and receive 200 Additional Bonus Points!
Total Possible points 300 over 5 days!

Any Pixie who earns the Maximum 300 Points for this challenge will receive a "BULLSEYE" Goodie to proudly display on their sparkpage for their determination and commitment!

emoticonBullseye Points!
Friday:~Wht 1, Blk 2, Blue 3, Red 4, Bonus Yellow 10 ~Total Points: 20
Saturday~Wht 1, Blk 2, Blue 3, Red 4, Bonus Yellow 10, ~Total Points: 20
Sunday~Wht, 1 Blk 2, Blue 3, Red 4, Bonus Yellow 10, ~Total Points: 20
Monday~Wht 1, Blk 2, Blue 3, Red 4, Bonus Yellow 10, ~Total Points: 20
Tuesday~Wht 2, Blk 2, Blue 3, Red 4, Bonus Yellow 10, ~Total Points:
BULLSEYE Bonus~ 200 Points
Total Challenge Points~ 300 Points!


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